Southampton have made their first sell of the transfer window after the departure of attacking midfielder Dusan Tadic to Ajax.
£15m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Tadic was arguably Southampton’s most influential attacker, and losing him will come as a blow after a season where the Saints lacked efficiency in the final third of the pitch. Mohamed Elyounoussi could be brought in as a replacement for the now departed Tadic, with Sky Sports also reporting that Southampton and Basel have agreed a £16m fee for the 23-year-old.
Elyounoussi impressed for Basel in the club’s recently concluded campaign scoring 14 goals in 45 appearances, performing excellently well in the Champions League in the process.
Despite the potential addition of Elyounoussi, Southampton fans will be disappointed to lose yet another one of their star assets in Tadic. The Serbia international joins the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana – to name a few – in leaving St. Mary’s for a new challenge elsewhere.
Take a look at how Saints supporters reacted to Tadic’s exit below…
One of the best players we've ever had.
You will be greatly missed.
Let's see this money reinvested in a play AT LEAST as good.
— Chris Clee (@CCleePolitical) June 27, 2018
So… Tadic out for £18m, Armstrong in for £8m, sounds very familiar to me…
Anyone remember when we replaced Mane with Redmond?
— Tony Cook (@TonyCook1981) June 27, 2018
Sad to see Tadic go. One of our best.
— Dan Griffiths (@dmgriffiths) June 27, 2018
Gutted to see Tadic go. Concerned with the lack of quality names rumoured too. At least Tadic will leave with our good wishes and thanks for his service.
— Darren (@I_amDarren) June 27, 2018
I think Tadic going is a huge mistake as was the selling of pelle good moves for there bank accounts but bad for Southampton FC let’s hope any new player who comes in is as creative as Dusan Was let’s face it Boufal won’t be at saints next season he will be loaned out#les mistake
— NEIL WARRINGTON (@neilw66) June 28, 2018
I think we'll miss Tadic's creativity. He kept us in the PL and for that we'll be forever grateful. Time for others to step up. #saintsfc
— David Austin (@dkaustin87) June 27, 2018
Gutted about tadic always a dangerous player, not the same without pelle though and certainly won't miss his penalties #saintsfc
— Robert Henley (@shikarifan) June 27, 2018